The names of five of the nine people killed during last night’s shooting in Charleston have been released. State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney and Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a mother of three and a track coach, were identified this morning. Since then the names of three more victims have been released.
Cynthia Hurd, a library manager at St. Andrews Regional Library in Charleston, was among those killed. All public libraries in Charleston will be closed today in her honor.
All 16 county library locations closed to honor slain branch manager Cynthia Hurd. #CharlestonShootingJune 18, 2015
Ethel Lee Lance was also killed, according to her daughter, who spoke with ABC News.
The youngest victim was also identified as Tywanza Sanders, a 2014 graduate of Allen University.
UPDATE 3:19 pm: The other victims have been identified as Susie Jackson, 87, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Jr., 74, and Rev. Depayne Middleton.